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Robert-Houdin Glass Column Mystery Clock. Paris, mid-nineteenth century. Single arrow-shaped hand, glass dial indicating the time with Roman numerals, contained within a gilt-brass circular frame, upon a mount supported by a glass column terminating in four griffins, velvet-covered platform, gilt wooden and ebonized base. Height 19 _Ó. Dial 5 _Ó diam. Base 7 x 4 _Ó. Interior glass tube captured by brass wheel, set screws in casting at tube base, movement consistent with original with exceptional balance platform; base and gilt finish with some losses, castings and overall quality and finish consistent with an original example. Accompanied by a glass display dome.

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Robert-Houdin Glass Column Mystery Clock.

Estimate $40,000 - $50,000Jun 16, 2018
Chicago, IL, USA
Auction Curated By:
Gabe Fajuri
Magic Memorabilia Specialist